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  • v  reject with contempt
    She spurned his advances
  • s  rebuffed (by a lover) without warning

  • Fearful of globalization, tired of paying into a Brussels bureaucracy to which they never really warmed, unsure of the European Union's purpose and extent, voters spurned their .
  • As the film recounts, when the judges of a Miss Manila contest spurned her in favor of another competitor, the youthful Imelda complained so bitterly to the capital's then mayor .
  • Sgolne Royal finally has finally acquiesced to an image she had angrily spurned: the Indulgent Mother of the French Republic.
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  • Jamie Siddons in AFP
    From a good position of 49-1 we lost four wickets,Bangladesh's Australian coach Jamie Siddons said. "We did the same in the second match where we lost crucial wickets and spurned a chance to win the series there. Taylor showed how our...
  • Peter Roebuck in Independent Online
    Although the well-paid selectors remain obtuse, the time has come to think about tomorrow. The team chosen for the SCG Test does not serve the purpose. An opportunity to play a young opener and an aggressive spinner has been spurned,wrote...
  • Ignacio Bunye in Inquirer.net
    It is regrettable that Senate President Villar has spurned the Supreme Court's good intentions for a compromise on the use of executive privilege. This is obviously an act motivated by personal ambition rather than statesmanship,said Bunye in...

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